Carnegie Mellon University
December 06, 2012

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's Naval ROTC Unit To Honor World War II Veterans Killed at Pearl Harbor

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /
Event: Carnegie Mellon University's Naval ROTC unit will pay tribute to the lives lost at Pearl Harbor more than 70 years ago by tossing a wreath into the Ohio River from the deck of the USS Requin Submarine.

Twelve Naval submarine veterans and 15 midshipmen, along with CMU Naval ROTC Capt. Tom Calabrese will pay homage to Americans killed during the surprise attack on the U.S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 1941. The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft carriers. All eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, including four that were sunk. More than 2,400 Americans were killed in the attack.

CMU bagpiper Patrick Regan will play the national anthem and taps during the ceremony, which is timed for the exact moment the strike hit Pearl Harbor.

Pearl Harbor Day has been designated as a national day of remembrance by U.S. officials. 

When: 11:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7.

Where: USS Requin Submarine, Carnegie Science Center, North Shore, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.